10 Running Goals Unrelated to a PR

Love this! All goals are great. Personally, I get super pumped when I hit a new distance. Running a trail race does sound like lots of fun too 🙂

“Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.”

Jane Runs Wild

Last weekend I ran my first trail marathon, and it was the most fun I’ve had running in a long time. Since trail running is a new and exciting territory for me, my goal was to simply finish this race feeling strong and confident (and as muddy as possible). 

IMG_0245.JPGI am happy to report that I met this goal more or less, but beyond this- I think I found one of my new passions. Combining my love for hiking and running into one event was more thrilling than I had anticipated. I think you should try a trail race too if you haven’t already! Stay tuned for another post with a full recap.

FullSizeRender (13).jpgA view of Lake Huron from the race course; photo credit: North Face Endurance Challenge

Typically my road races are time-focused, so not having a goal finish time for the race this weekend felt rather freeing. Setting running goals…

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